Wendy Parker

Memorial Day 2016: A tanker’s tale

This year, Wendy's brother Lehi wrote a Memorial-Day story especially for truckers, because he realizes how much they rely and depend upon their machines -- a lot like Army tankers. Please take a moment to honor our fallen veterans today, and enjoy a story from one who made it home.

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Beware the ‘calming’ effects

In the thick of a business transition, Wendy looks for relaxation in some calming tea on the end cap. "I did not consider the fact that possibly crapping my pants may be an unfortunate side effect to the 'calmness' that might ensue."

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Back in Time Tour 2016 continues

After loading up in Kansas City, Todd Campbell and Kevin Young of Knox Transportation hit the back roads in two cabovers bound for Oregon last week, and haven't looked back since. Scenes from the run here.

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‘I’ve been waiting nine seconds, and that’s unacceptable’

"There's a whole bunch of folks traveling out there who better either find Jesus or a happy place to go when they hit a highway full of governed trucks – almost 6 million of them, all going the exact same speed. Good luck, y'all."

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Florida group plans trucking rally from Miami to Tallahassee for June 6

Florida truckers have come together with plans for a rally ride from Miami to Tallahassee to “express their dissatisfaction” with some specific issues plaguing the industry. A press release issued to Overdrive by Ponce Seoane and Alberto Cruz-Torres, two of the organizers, begins with this appeal: We are a group of owner operators and transportation professionals working together to stop the deterioration of our industry. We provide for an entire nation while barely providing for our own ...

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Back in Time Tour 2016

Ever wish you could go back to the good ol' days, when truckers were the Knights of the Road and a sweet COE was the epitome of cool? Todd Campbell and Kevin Young not only wished it – they're making it happen. ...

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Diesel therapy

This is "how you end up spending an hour of home time, sitting in the driveway, idling in a vehicle you just spent the last three weeks in, missing home. Diesel therapy. The thrill ain't gone."

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Will power and upselling

The chance at eight pieces of toast with your eggs and bacon for $10.99, or just two pieces for $6.99? Guess which one is deemed the terrible decision: "I wanted toast, but I didn't plan on building a toast fort -- two pieces was completely sufficient."

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Pikachu, I choose you!

Getting decent sleep on the road sometimes depends on where you're parked ... And how close you happen to be to the Pikachu-colored flattop Freightliner when it "ripples" the new Volvo's bumper.

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Ode to my Momma

Happy Mother's Day to all the people raising kids today – I know I'm lucky to have my mom, even though I spent most of my childhood thinking she was an ogre. After I had my own kids, I realized not liking her much when I was younger was the greatest indication that she did her job well.

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